Facelift before 50

Facial aging varies greatly depending on factors like whether you smoke, but in general there are good reasons most board certified plastic surgeons aren’t performing the traditional, full face lift for Nashville, TN patients younger than their late 40s / early 50s. Typically the biggest reason is the fact that at this point you’re only beginning to see the “big” signs of aging that a facelift treats – nasolabial folds (also known as “parentheses”), muscle laxity, and drooping of facial fat and skin.

Other Options for Nashville, TN, Patients Younger Than 50

Younger patients may be better off with one of these options for the time being:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic / DYSPORT® injections (to smooth dynamic wrinkles)
  • Injectable fillers (to fill out facial hollows and improve fine lines)
  • Laser treatments (to improve skin texture, reducing both dynamic and static wrinkles)
  • Mini facelift (to tighten skin and muscle enough, but not too much)

In general, if you feel that your Nashville, TN, board certified plastic surgeon is pushing for “too much too soon,” follow your instinct and ask “why.”